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6th Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide: 26 Iron & Sugar Gift Ideas

If you're fast approaching your 6th wedding anniversary and not sure what to buy your other half, then fear not - our 6th wedding anniversary gift guide, packed with iron and sugar inspiration, is here to help.

6 sweet years with you chocolate box

The traditional gift for your 6th wedding anniversary is sugar. Life after six years together is sure to be pretty sweet and a sugar-inspired 6 year anniversary gift is the perfect way to celebrate this.

Whether you want to honour this traditionally with something sugary to eat (such as biscuits or sweets), or interpret the theme a little differently (with a sugar bowl or sugar scrub), we have plenty of ideas for your six year wedding anniversary to get your creative juices flowing.

If your partner doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth then you might want to go for the modern six year wedding anniversary gift, which is iron. Iron represents the solid strength of your marriage and paves the way for many more years to come. This is actually a great theme as it opens up many doors; whether you’d like to buy something decorative or practical, there are lots of iron present ideas out there. 

Whether it’s sugar or iron you’re opting for, our six year anniversary gift guide will help you choose your perfect present, but we know that you may well be up against time. For some speedy shopping, see the most popular picks that you can shop now below:

6 Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts Traditional and Modern

Sugar Wedding Anniversary Gifts

A sugar-themed wedding anniversary gift might mean you need to get a little bit creative! Rather than passing your partner a packet of caster sugar with a bow on it, take a look at our favourite ways to celebrate six years of marriage.

1. Breakfast in Bed Biscuit Set - £35, Honeywell Bakes

Breakfast in bed iced biscuits

Honeywell Bakes create gorgeous artisan biscuits that can be delivered throughout the UK and Europe. For a fun twist on breakfast in bed, consider these adorable vanilla biscuits that look just like a croissant, waffle and berries, with a flower and cutlery. 

One shopper said that they were: "Beautifully presented and the biscuits are delicious."

Delivery Time: Free one week

Pros & Cons: Each biscuit is individually iced by hand and their packaging can be composted or recycled. These biscuits look too good to eat but we do recommend you snack on them within a week of opening. 

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2. Brown Sugar Body Polish - from £35, Space NK

Fresh sugar scrub

Keep things simple and opt for a sugar body scrub instead of something sugary to eat. This scrub by Fresh is one of the very best out there; it sloughs away dead skin to leave it looking and feeling hydrated (oh, and it smells totally amazing too!).

Reviews agree with one person saying, "This scrub is fantastic for smoothing the arms and legs! It smells fantastic and feels like it's polishing your skin. It hydrates your skin and is wonderful for getting rid of any dry patches."

Delivery Time: £4 for two to four days

Pros & Cons: It is available in a 200g or 400g tub so you can pick a size to suit your budget. The consistency of the scrub is on the liquid side so it is best used in the shower or bath to avoid any mess. 

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3. Box Of Brownies - £21.50, Postbox Bakes

Box of brownies and blondies

Choose from a box of eight delicious brownies and get them delivered straight to your door. There's a whole host of mouth-watering flavours to pick from including salted caramel, chocolate orange, Jammie Dodger blondie and Kinder Bueno.

With ingredients like that, you won't be able to resist pinching one or two from your partner.

Delivery Time: Free one week

Pros & Cons: This is a great six year anniversary gift from the UK as they can be delivery anywhere nationwide. They include dairy, eggs and gluten so might not be suitable for all diets. 

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4. Gordon Ramsay Chocolate Cooking Class for Two - £200, Virgin Experience Days

Chocolate and desserts on a kitchen table for cooking

Give baking fans the ultimate sugary treat and gift them a day of cooking at a professional school. During this amazing experience, you will learn to make a whole host of sweet snacks, and you can take your chocolate creations home. 

This three hour masterclass also includes refreshments and you can explore the Academy's beautiful cookbook library. "My partner and I attended this class, and from beginning to end it was outstanding. The chef was knowledgeable, friendly, happy to help, and her confidence and patience set me at ease as a novice cook! We made three desserts, all of which we were able to bring home in containers and bags provided by the academy; and all of which were delicious," explains one reviewer. 

Delivery Time: Free instant

Pros & Cons: This experience is only available at one location in Surrey but it has great transport links from all around the UK.

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5. Gift Treat Box - from £13.75, Etsy

Anniversary treat box with personalised biscuits and cake pops

If you want to dial it up even more than some cute little handmade biscuits, this box of goodies may just do the trick! Featuring two vanilla or chocolate cake pops and a personalised set of biscuits, the collection will delight any recipient with a sweet tooth.

Delivery Time: £4.20 for one week

Pros & Cons: You can choose from a small or large box, but both will be beautifully presented. 

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6. Personalised 6th Anniversary Chocolates - £20, Cocoapod Chocolates

Anniversary chocolates

Is there anything better than delicious Belgian chocolate? Absolutely; personalised delicious Belgian chocolate! This sweet present idea from Cocoapod Chocolates is an ode to the sixth year of marriage, and it comes in both milk and dark chocolate, as well as strawberry or orange flavours.

One reviewer said that it was a, "Great unusual gift for the husband who wants nothing," so it's the ideal option for those hard to buy for partners. 

Delivery Time: £3.75 for one week

Pros & Cons: These chocolates must be eaten within three months of purchasing but we don't think that'll be a problem...

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7. Personalised Haribo Sweet Tree - £24.99, Sweet Trees

Haribo sweet trees

A huge sweet tree is the ultimate six year wedding anniversary gift idea for those with a sweet tooth - and we can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t enjoy receiving this! As well as the huge number of sweets that’ll last you a good while, the tree also features a chocolate stalk to snack on afterwards.

You can personalise the glass jar with your own message, and they can then use it afterwards as a keepsake from your special milestone. 

Delivery Time: £3.75 for one week

Pros & Cons: We don't think your partner will have seen anything quite like this before so they'll be seriously impressed. 

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8. Heart Pewter Sugar Bowl And Heart Spoon Set - £59.50, Glover And Smith

Bowl and spoon set

This glorious little sugar bowl is perfect for the romantics among us. The British-made bowl and spoon are pretty, practical and come packaged in a special presentation box. All their designs are made from lead-free pewter which won't tarnish and is completely food-safe. 

Delivery Time: Free one week

Pros & Cons: This bowl will look gorgeous on your kitchen side even when not in use. It doesn't come with a lid so you might want to cover it during warmer weather. 

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9. Tony's Chocolonely Ribbon Wrapped Fairtrade Chocolate - £16, Not-Another-Bill

Tony's chocolate bars wrapped in a red ribbon

You can't go wrong with a bar of chocolate, and a stack of four delicious flavours gift-wrapped in a bow is even better. But the best bit? Tony's mission is to make all chocolate 100% slave-free which is why they work directly with farmers in Ghana and in the Ivory Coast paying them a Fairtrade price.

We've tried all these chocolate flavours and can confirm they are absolutely delicious. Our favourite is the dark milk pretzel toffee but you can choose from other variations depending on your partner's taste. Based on our experience of these treats, they make a perfect low-key, budget-friendly 6th wedding anniversary gift. Coming in at under £20, you can still give a premium gift of quality, ethical chocolate packaged up in an adorable way. 

Delivery Time: £4.95 three to four days

Pros & Cons: This is a simple yet effective gift and we love the adorable red ribbon bow. It's a great way for your partner to try lots of flavours so they're bound to like one of the bars, and hopefully at least one will come your way too. 

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10. UK & Ireland Map Sugar Pot - £39, Ali Miller London

Sugar pot with a map design

Made from fine bone china, this lovely sugar pot will make you smile every time you use it. It features a hand-applied design of Britain and Ireland, along with several old-world sailing ships. A charming take on the ‘sugar’ theme.

Delivery Time: £3.75 for two weeks

Pros & Cons: It is recommended to hand wash this item only and be extra cautious when wrapping as it is very delicate. 

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11. Gingerbread Coffee Sugar Spoons – £8.50, Perkulatte

Set of gingerbread sugar spoons

If your other half likes something sweet then these gingerbread coffee sugar spoons from Perkulatte are a cute way to sweeten their morning coffee. There are a range of flavours to choose from so if gingerbread isn’t their thing then pick from vanilla, cinnamon or salted caramel.

"The spoons were bought as an anniversary present and have been very well received. Delicious is one of the words that was proffered!" says one customer. 

Delivery Time: £3.75 for one week

Pros & Cons: This is such a fun take on the 'sugar' theme that they might not be expecting. 

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12. 6th Anniversary Card Sugar Wedding Anniversary Card - £3.75, I AM A

Anniversary card

If your partner hasn't got much of a sweet tooth but you still want to nod to the sixth wedding anniversary sugar theme, this adorable card by I AM A could be just the thing. It has a funny and vibrant design that will look amazing when placed on the side. 

Delivery Time: Free five days

Pros & Cons: This card can be sent directly to the recipient making it ideal if your partner is going to be away during your anniversary. The message can even be handwritten which is a lovely touch. 

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13. Personalised Emergency Sugar Rush Tin - £12, Not-Another-Bill

Emergency sugar rush tin surrounded by sweets

There's nothing worse than a hangry other half and after six years of marriage; we're sure you can relate. Keep their sweet cravings at bay with this personalised box of emergency treats. It's filled with classic sweets including lollipops, drumsticks, fizzers and more. 

The tin can also be personalised with their name so it'll be very clear who this stash belongs to. 

Delivery Time: £4.95 for three to four days

Pros & Cons: This is the perfect gift for a partner who has a brilliant sense of humour. We say pop a hilarious message in their wedding anniversary card alongside this gift. 

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14. Anniversary Letterbox Biscuits - £27.50, Biscuiteers

Letterbox biscuits

There’s nothing simpler than a batch of delicious biscuits. If you don’t fancy making them yourself, this gingerbread biscuit gift box is a lovely option. You can buy them from Biscuiteers. and they even have a dedicated anniversary box featuring a love heart and birds. 

One customer says, "This was such a lovely gift to give! The detail on the biscuits were incredibly pretty and delicious."

Delivery Time: £3.50 next day

Pros & Cons: This is a great gift if you are running a little low on time as it can be delivered fresh next day to their door. They are almost too pretty to eat but they do have a three month shelf life so they'll have a while to admire them before they have to be eaten. 

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15. Mango Lib Scrub – £8, The Body Shop

Mango lip scrub on a wooden dish

For a fun twist on the 'sugar' theme, consider a sugar lip scrub. The mango lip scrub by The Body Shop will gently exfoliate lips, leaving them smooth, soft and kissable. 

As soon as we opened the lid, we were greeted with a delicious, fruity scent! It was really easy to apply and the scrub melted as we buffed it into our lips. Not only did it polish our pout, it was fun to use and tasted sweet. It's the perfect gift if your partner often suffers with dry or chapped lips - it'll show you've paid attention to the theme, and were thoughtful about their needs too. 

Delivery Time: £3.99 for two to three days

Pros & Cons: The vegan formula is made from 97% ingredients that are from natural origin, including Fair Trade shea butter and mango seed oil. 

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Iron Wedding Anniversary Gifts

If you want to celebrate how strong your marriage is then an iron wedding anniversary gift will be the perfect choice for your six year wedding anniversary gifts. Take a look at some of our favourite iron gift ideas.

16. Handmade Iron Bowl – from £64.95, Etsy

Personalised date iron bowl next to dried oranges

This handmade iron bowl from Coach House Forge can be personalised with your wedding date and is the perfect size to hold your wedding rings and other small pieces of jewellery. They use a Victorian Fly Press which results in a modern look that'll look very stylish.

One shopper confirmed this by saying, "I got this for my wife and she loved it! It looks great on top of her dresser where it holds rings and other small pieces of jewellery. The custom stamping was done very well and shipping was incredibly fast."

Delivery Time: Free two days to one week

Pros & Cons: You can personalise it with up to 100 characters so a small message such as 'you and me' or cute anniversary quote is advised. 

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17. Iron Pyrite Bracelet - from £47, Etsy

Colourful iron beaded bracelets

Handmade in the UK, this stackable iron pyrite bracelet has a minimalist style that your loved one is bound to admire. The bracelet comes in different finishes and is a perfect six year anniversary gift if your partner loves dainty jewellery. 

The lobster claw will keep this bracelet secure and mean it won't slip off their wrist. 

Delivery Time: Free nine days

Pros & Cons: If your partner already has an extensive jewellery collection, this is the perfect addition as it can easily be stacked against other bracelets. 

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18. Black Iron Clothing Rack – £110, Etsy

Black iron clothing rack

If your other half simply loves shopping then this black iron clothing rack from Little Deer Interiors will be a beautiful way for them to showcase all their latest purchases! We adore the super stylish matte black finish - this would be a beautiful addition to any bedroom or dressing room.

It is available in a number of different heights so can fit into all kinds of spaces. 

Delivery Time: Free four days

Pros & Cons: If your home is lacking in wardrobe space, this could be the perfect solution. We reckon they'll be incredibly grateful!

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19. Le Creuset Cast Iron Casserole Dish – £119.40, John Lewis

Orange iron casserole dish with meatballs

If your partner loves cooking then a stylish Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish could be something they have wanted for a long time! Choose from a selection of colours – we have a little bit of a soft spot for this vibrant orange shade – available from John Lewis.

This dish is one of our most-used pieces of kitchenware - it has big handles which makes picking it up comfortable, plus it's not overly heavy so is easy to take in and out of the oven. "I honestly use my Le Creuset casserole dish multiple times a week," says Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched. "We have a large family set up, and it makes it so easy to make a substantial one-pot meal I can leave simmering away for the afternoon whilst I work. Mine is a beautiful shade of blue, but I'll be honest - I want one in every colour!"

Delivery Time: Free five days

Pros & Cons: This dish is made to last so it'll be part of your kitchen equipment for years to come without the need to replace it. It'll become a future heirloom!

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20. Hand Forged Engraved Bookmark - from £21.95, Etsy

Iron bookmarks

These lovely iron bookmarks are ideal for the book lover in your life. You can choose to engrave the metal with a quote from one of their favourite books, or simply a loving sixth-anniversary message. Choose from one of seven leather tassel colour options.

"I bought this beautiful iron bookmark for my husband for our sixth anniversary. It is really more beautiful than I expected. The bookmark has a really great weight to it and the stamping looks fantastic. The edge is lovely as well," says one customer. 

Delivery Time: Free one week

Pros & Cons: You can make the message engraved as cute or as cheeky as you like - just remember, it might been seen by the public if they tend to read in a café or on their commute. 

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21. Cast Iron Heart Candle Holder Bottle Stopper - £12.95, Etsy

Bottle stopper

You can't go wrong with this iron heart candle holder bottle stopper at just over £10! It'll be a lovely addition to the table if you're planning a romantic date night meal for two, plus it's as pretty as it is practical. 

We love the idea of also giving a really special bottle of bubbly alongside this gift like one shopper did. "I love this, it is stunning. I saved a really pretty embossed wine bottle and placed the candles in that and it looks great," they said. 

Delivery Time: Free two to four days

Pros & Cons: The vintage design will fit into all kinds of home interiors and the black colourway looks very chic. 

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22. Cast Iron Cook Recipe Book Stand - £21.99, Garden Selections

Cast iron recipe book stand

This cast iron finish book holder is perfect for bakers and cooks alike. It comes with an intricate, detailed pattern, and will look glorious in any kitchen. And at just over £20, it’s a steal!

Delivery Time: £4.99 for five days

Pros & Cons: This traditional style holder is ideal if your partner likes to keep their cookbooks off the shelf and on display. It's pretty heavy so be mindful of that if you have to travel with it. 

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23. ‘I Still Do’ Keyring - from £12.99, Etsy

'I still do' iron keyring

How adorable is the ‘I Still Do’ keyring? It shows re-commitment to the relationship, while still being faithful to the theme. Personalise this with names, dates, and cute messages to your liking - your partner will think of you every time they leave the house. 

This sturdy keyring won't get battered when placed in a bag, it will stand the test of time. 

Delivery Time: 90p for four days

Pros & Cons: You buy these as a matching pair - so you can have one too!

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24. Iron Roses – £41.95, Etsy

Iron roses

Give the love of your life roses that will last a lifetime. These two iron roses from Etsy are twisted together to represent your strong and eternal love and would make a perfect gift for your sixth wedding anniversary. Give them alongside a bouquet of real roses for some theatrical flair. 

Delivery Time: Free four days

Pros & Cons: This is truly a unique present and unlike a traditional bouquet, will last a lifetime. One customer agreed, saying, ""This was a perfect gift. My wife loved them and they will last forever."

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25. Sixth Wedding Anniversary Iron Cufflinks - £14.95, Etsy

Iron cufflinks

You don't have to be literal with your 6 year wedding anniversary gift, how adorable are these miniature iron cufflinks?! This playful gift is perfect if your other half has a fun sense of humour and they can wear them for years to come.

Delivery Time: £3.85 for seven to ten days

Pros & Cons: They come in a luxury gift box, with the choice of black or white. 

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26. Sixth Anniversary Love Hearts – £42, Etsy

Engraved iron hearts

These interlocking iron hearts are handcrafted by Jon’s Country Ironwork and can be personalised with you and your other half’s names. This extra special gift will perfectly represent how long your love is after six years together. 

It has over 100 fabulous reviews, with one person saying, "I ordered iron love hearts from Jon as an anniversary gift and I have to say they are absolutely gorgeous. His quality workmanship is evident and he engraved our names and wedding date flawlessly. Beyond the product itself, Jon was responsive, kind, and efficient!"

Delivery Time: Free three weeks

Pros & Cons: Each heart is individually made so will be completely unique to you as a couple. 

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What is the 6 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift?

Your six year anniversary gift is certainly a celebratory milestone and you can go down the route of giving the traditional gift of sugar or modern gift of iron to represent that. 

"Iron might not sound romantic at first, but there are lots of ideas that are surprisingly sentimental," explains Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched. "An iron candle stick holder for a cosy anniversary night in or a gorgeous piece of jewellery are both great options."

Sweet treats are typically a fail-safe choice and if you choose to nod to sugar, you can pick a classic box of chocolates or go for something more unique, like the miniature tree made from sweets above. Yes, that exists! 

So now you have your anniversary gift sorted, start browsing some of our favourite date night ideas – perfect for your anniversary evening